I am having problems formatting my CD-R

By soliva22
Mar 29, 2011
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  1. My computer wont format my CD-R. It was working fine, then a message came up saying "windows was unable to complete format". I have tried several different disks, and none work. What could be the problem?
  2. pjamme

    pjamme TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 285

    IMHO you don't need to format a CDR-r, only a CD-R/W
  3. soliva22

    soliva22 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    My computer automatically asks what you want to do with the disk as soon as I put it in. I select "burn files to disk". Then it goes straight to formatting. I have also ignored the prompt and open the disk through "my computer" and dragged the files to the disk. It tells me to "Prepare this disk" then continues to format. And again, I get the message that "Windows cannot complete the format". Could I be missing software?
  4. pjamme

    pjamme TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 285

  5. soliva22

    soliva22 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank you! I will try your suggestions :)
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,280   +152



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